COVID-19 Test Results Drive Sona Valuation

Sona Nanotech, a Halifax-based technology company, doubled their share price on the Canadian Stock Exchange after their COVID-19 rapid testing kit showed 96% sensitivity to the virus. The share price surge led to an increase in the company’s market value to $374 million. Unlike other test kits Sona’s technology can detect SARS-CoV-2 in about 15 minutes and is expected to sell for less than $50 once the company receives large orders.

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Meet Bloxo: The Virtual Sports Organizers

District startup, Bloxo, was born out of the need for founder Mubdu Alali to connect to his community through sports and physical activity. The platform, which facilitates organizing sports outside of official leagues, won the Startup Spotlight Award, the APEX Business plan competition and Volta’s Cohort Pitch Event. Recently, Bloxo pivoted their platform to offer virtual services like yoga classes and meditation due to the closure of organized sporting activities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ocean Innovators Meetup

Are you interested in learning more about the ocean sector? Join the Ocean Innovators Meetup on July 16 hosted by the Ocean Startup Project in collaboration with Pisces Research Project Management. Meet members of the ocean community, share innovative ideas and create new networks.

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Ways to Measure Your Online Efforts

Do you know if you are tracking your social media content well? Connect with Alison Knott for an interactive webinar on how to effectively measure and track your social media or website efforts. Learn how to channel your resources to grow your online presence.

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Accomplish Your Research Goals With MITACS

Mitacs is a national not-for-profit that facilitates multi-disciplinary research collaborations between partner organizations and academia. They help companies and not-for-profits find and vet talent and provide funds to hire research interns. Connect with the Mitacs team today for a free consultation on funding eligibility.


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